transducer


trans·duc·er

noun \-ˈdü-sər, -ˈdyü-\

: a device that changes power from one system into another form for another system

Full Definition of TRANSDUCER

:  a device that is actuated by power from one system and supplies power usually in another form to a second system <a loudspeaker is a transducer that transforms electrical signals into sound energy>

First Known Use of TRANSDUCER

1924

trans·duc·er

noun \-ˈd(y)ü-sər\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of TRANSDUCER

: a device that is actuated by power from one system and supplies power usually in another form to a second system

transducer

noun    (Concise Encyclopedia)

Device that converts one form of energy to another. A microphone is an acoustic transducer, converting sound waves into electrical signals. Different types of transducers act on heat, radiation, sound, strain, vibrations, pressure, and acceleration; they may output mechanical, electrical, pneumatic, or hydraulic signals. Examples include strain gauges, loudspeakers, photocells, transformers, and thermocouples.

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